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  • German c. 1770

    This cello lacks documentation as far as authenticity, but luthiers note distinctive characteristics that suggest it may be a Klotz cello, perhaps Sebastian since it appears to be c. 1770 or perhaps 1800.   It does not nicely fit in a size category.  The back length of 740 mm and string length of 690 mm would tend to suggest a 4/4.   Upper bouts of 330 mm are in line with many 7/8  models.  The lower bouts at 405 mm, coupled with depth of 108-110 mm align more with 3/4 cellos than even 7/8.   Lastly, the rib to C-peg distance of 305 mm is more often found in 7/8 but has been measured on an occasional 4/4.  So it isn’t what you call it; it’s the totality of how it sounds and feels when you play this beautiful and unique cello.

  • J.T.L. Paris

    French cello from the workshop of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, labeled J.T.L. Geronimo Barnabetti / Paris, believed to have been made ~ 1920-1945.   In excellent condition, it has Pegheds installed, with a stubby for those used to a Posture Peg.  “This cello has it all.”
    Back length     765 mm
    Upper bouts    340 mm
    Lower bouts    445 mm
    String length   695 mm

  • Jan Bobak

    Cello made by Jan Bobak, Chicago 1992 is now available for trial here!
    Back length 745 mm
    Upper bouts  355 mm
    Lower bouts  445 mm
    String length  700 mm

  • Damir Horvat

    This reduced Montagnana pattern is handmade by Damir Horvat.  The two-piece top is of  fine-grained Sitka spruce.  The ribs and  two-piece back are of american big-leaf maple.  It is heavily antiqued with a red-brown oil varnish.   Setup includes Pegheds, a custom tailpiece, NHM fitting for a number of 10mm endpin options.
    Back length  757 mm
    Upper bouts  345 mm
    Lower bouts  437 mm
    String length  697 mm

  • Marten Cornelissen

    Hand-made cello by Marten Cornelissen, Op. 133 (1972) in Northampton, MA.  This cello has had one owner, is in excellent condition, and will serve a professional player well!
    Back length  750 mm
    Upper bouts  345 mm
    Lower bouts  445 mm
    String length  695 mm